PIA04248: Artist's concept of SIM PlanetQuest (Artist Concept)
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Mission: SIM PlanetQuest
Spacecraft: SIM
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Produced By: JPL
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Artist's concept of the current mission configuration. SIM PlanetQuest (formerly called Space Interferometry Mission), currently under development, will determine the positions and distances of stars several hundred times more accurately than any previous program. This accuracy will allow SIM to determine the distances to stars throughout the galaxy and to probe nearby stars for Earth-sized planets. SIM will open a window to a new world of discoveries.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2002-12-21